Tuesday 3 September 2013

Double Gabrieli celebration

Paul McCreesh and his Gabrieli Consort and Players recorded their disc A New Venetian Coronation, 1595 in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Gabrieli's death and of the group's own 30th anniversary. The disc was a revisiting of one of the group's most famous CD's A Venetian Coronation which won them their first Gramophone Award more than 20 years ago. The new disc, released on the Winged Lion/Signum label, took advantage of developments in early instruments, performance techniques and musicological research as well as advances in recording techniques. The new disc has won its own Gramophone Award, winning the Early Music Category in this year's awards. To celebrate this, Winged Lion/Signum are issuing a limited edition of A New Venetian Coronation on vinyl;  a double LP (SIGLP287). 

Also in September, McCreesh's new recording of Britten's War Requiem with Susan Gritton, John Mark Ainsley, Christopher Maltman, the Gabrieli Consort and Players, Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir and the Gabrieli Young Singers Scheme is being released (SIGCD340). Further ahead is the release of Incarnation an a cappella choral disc from the Gabrieli Consort recorded at Douai Abbey and featuring Christmas music from the 15th and 16th centuries plus music by Howells, Leighton, Jonathan Dove and Britten's A Boy Was Born. This latter features the boys of the  Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir, the choir for whom Britten's A Ceremony of Carols was written.

Gabrieli Consort and Players on this blog: reviews of Berlioz - Grande Messe des Morts, Mendelssohn - Elijah and A Song of Farewell - Songs of Mourning and Consolation

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